Pearson says trends ‘improving’ in third quarter

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(Sharecast News) – Pearson reported an “improving” trend in its third quarter on Wednesday, with a strong performance in its Global Online Learning; North American Courseware and Global Assessment businesses in line with expectations, while its International operations were further impacted by Covid-19.

The FTSE 100 education publisher said that for the first nine months of the year, group sales declined by 14%, largely reflecting the continuing impact of Covid-19 and test centre and school closures in Global Assessment and International, and expected declines in North American Courseware.

In Global Online Learning, it said sales grew 14% due to 41% enrolment growth in virtual schools for the 2021 academic year, with strong sales growth in Online Program Management driven by undergraduate and international performance, partially

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What the Shortcomings of EdTech Mean for Improving Distance Learning and Schools

But now that so many students are being taught online via distance learning during a pandemic, economic recession and protests for racial justice, what must schools do to keep all students learning? 

Nurture Relationships

Most teachers know relationships are key to learning. Many schools have spent the beginning of the school year on relationship-building activities. But during distance learning, it’s going to be even more important to stay connected as students struggle to show up for class. He said consider scheduling one-on-one meetings with students, even if it takes all semester to schedule 7-minute meetings with all 120 students. Reich also suggests finding safe ways to do socially distanced home visits during nice weather or other ways to gather. 

“Relationships are the foundations of learning,” he said. “How are you going to build meaningful relationships and new connections with your students? And then with that as our goal, we

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Panel: Education and health policies go hand in hand for improving outcomes for Kansans – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Education outcomes are strongly correlated to health outcomes, and if Kansas wants to improve either, school and health officials should continue to work together at the local level to find ways to tie programs together, a panel of leaders in both fields said Tuesday.

The Kansas Health Institute hosted a virtual discussion Tuesday morning where state education and health officials gave examples and ideas for communities to improve Kansans’ lives. Speakers included Gov. Laura Kelly, Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers, state commissioner of education Randy Watson and Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Kelly also said some of her initiatives to expand broadband access across the state ultimately help both students with access to coursework and materials and make it possible for patients to use telemedicine health options.

“We know that educational opportunities and health outcomes are closely connected,” Kelly said. “From Day 1, my

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Seattle-area families of color are talking about improving remote education. Here are some of their ideas.

Regina Elmi is the executive director of the Somali Parent Education Board. Ann Ishimaru is associate professor of education at the University of Washington. The authors wrote this piece along with 10 other African American, Somali, Latina and Vietnamese parent leaders from the Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Highline and Seattle school districts.

Thousands of families and caregivers in King County are anxious as schools operate online. In recent months, we’ve experienced the devastation of COVID-19 and a summer of reckoning with anti-Black racism sparked by the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and the shooting of Jacob Blake.

We also see racial inequities deepening in our schools. As difficult and heartbreaking as this time has been, many families in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) communities have been mobilizing and finding creative ways to support and educate their children.

We challenge educational systems to consider: What might

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